Tuesday, July 27, 2010

If I Die Young




An anonymous poster pointed out to me that the video for the country music group The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" features imagery from Tennyson's Lady of Shalott. I wouldn't have caught the reference, but the poster pointed out the book of Tennyson she is holding while floating on the water.

Normally I am not at all a modern country music fan, but I do like Appalachian/bluegrass, so I enjoy the song itself as well.

7 comments:

Jen Parrish said...

Wow, pretty video and song. Made me teary thinking of a friend.

Kat said...

Lovely music video!

Maggie May said...

just lovely

Grace said...

Jen, I'm sorry to hear of your tears, but it is a lovely song, isn't it? There's something in bluegrass that hits a note that no other music does.

Amalia K said...

Hello Grace :)

Finding your blog is like finding gold in a box full of ruby! I cannot believe that I haven't discovered you until today, seeing that I always find the The Pre-Raphaelite arts fascinating.

So it seems that today is my lucky day? :)

mezzky said...

I loved this song and wanted to share another William Morris project from Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13421114/the-beauty-of-life-an-installation-by-hilary-pfeif

A sort of William Morriss wallpaper made out of hand carved wooden objects!

ida :) said...

I really love this song! It's so beautiful!